What I Loved This Week

This week was a little less hectic. I'm still pretty busy, but it's becoming easier to manage all of my schoolwork because I'm settled into a routine. I have morning and afternoon classes this semester (with weird time gaps between) which has forced me to really manage my time. I wake up an hour before class, get dressed, eat breakfast, go to class, come back from class, work on homework for an hour, rush to class, come home from class, do more homework, more rushing to class, learn stuff, rush back home, change, workout for an hour, eat dinner, shower, work on more homework, and go to bed. Phew. It's a lot, but I've learned to love it and handle it. I enjoy being busy, and it makes me appreciate my free time and weekends more. Here are some things that made this crazy week a little more enjoyable.


I've been loyal to Afterlight for months now. VSCOCam was always sitting in my "photography" app folder, but I never really got around to using it. This past week, I've used it to edit a multitude of photos and I can honestly say I'm addicted! You can share your photos with other VSCOCam users as well by signing in and uploading them to your grid. Here's mine!

American Sniper

I went to see American Sniper on Sunday with my friends. I knew it was going to be a good movie, but I didn't know it was going to be that good. I'd highly recommend it! I'm not going to go into excruciating detail because I know some of you haven't seen it or read the book, but Clint Eastwood did an amazing job directing the film, and all of the actors/actresses were wonderful. Random fact: Evan from Greek is now a Navy Seal... just kidding! But Jake McDorman, who plays Evan in Greek, plays Biggles in American Sniper. 

Laying out by the pool

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I know what you're thinking: "Isabella, it's January. Have you lost your mind? It's like, negative thirty degrees out." But it isn't negative thirty degrees out. Fortunately here in Orlando, it's been sunny and nice the past few days, meaning I got to soak in some sun rays. The forecast is indicating that it's going to get cold again this weekend, but I'm glad that I got to be outside while I had the chance. I needed the vitamin D.

Favorite song of the week:

Love Me Like You Do / Ellie Goulding

Favorite quote of the week:

This quote was actually my senior yearbook quote in high school. I somewhat forgot about it until recently when I stumbled across it on pinterest. I love this quote because I believe it's 110% true–– if you aren't laughing every day, you're living life wrong!

What things made your week more enjoyable? If you'd like to share what you loved this week, feel free to do so in the comments below. I love hearing from y'all!

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  1. Aah, now I'm even more excited to see American Sniper! Also, how do you feel about Ellie Goulding being on the 50 Shades of Gray soundtrack? I'm still undecided haha.

    Lauren | boston belle